Tag: fuel

Dutch duo develop and test algae-fuel wood-frame motorcycle

Dutch duo develop and test algae-fuel wood-frame motorcycle

May 23, 2017 |

In the Netherlands, two men in search of a more sustainable world have created a wood-framed motorcycle that runs on algae oil. One of the two recently published a book called “The Thick Algae” that aims to better understand the role of algae and algae-based fuels in a sustainable economy. And to keep the connection […]

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Japan’s first privately owned rocket to be fueled by ethanol

Japan’s first privately owned rocket to be fueled by ethanol

December 1, 2016 |

In Japan, the country’s first privately owned rocket to potentially reach an altitude of 100km is to be powered by ethanol. Interstellar Technologies, founded by maverick Japanese entrepreneur Takafumi Horie, could launch the rocket in January and will collect atmospheric data during its four-minute flight before falling into the Pacific Ocean. Although ethanol provides less […]

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Egypt looking to fly on aviation biofuel next year

Egypt looking to fly on aviation biofuel next year

July 16, 2015 |

In Egypt, students at the Engineering Institute of Aviation and Technology in collaboration with the National Research Centre have successfully produced aviation biofuel meeting ASTM1655. The country has capacity to produce about 30 tons of the fuel per day and as such Egypt Air will fly its first biofuel flights next year. A test was […]

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University of Cincinnati researchers turn food waste into fuel

University of Cincinnati researchers turn food waste into fuel

April 22, 2015 |

In Ohio, researchers at the University of Cincinnati have since developed a breakthrough synergistic technology that uses anaerobic digestion to turn nutrient-rich organic materials into fuel (biogas), fertilizer, or soil conditioner, while using the carbon dioxide fraction of the biogas to grow algae. Simultaneously, lipid oils in the algae are also extracted and converted to […]

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Oregon’s governor signs clean fuel legislation

Oregon’s governor signs clean fuel legislation

March 19, 2015 |

In Oregon, the state’s new governor signed legislation ending the sunset period for cleaner fuels. On the signing of Clean Fuels legislation, Governor Kate Brown said, “I strongly support SB 324’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It is difficult to deny that we are seeing the effects of a warming planet. This year, 85 […]

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NASA to host briefing on alternative fuels for flight

NASA to host briefing on alternative fuels for flight

April 17, 2014 |

In California, news media representatives are invited to attend a behind-the-scenes tour of the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center’s hangar in Palmdale, Calif., and the center’s main campus at Edwards Air Force Base on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. A morning briefing will focus on the Alternative Fuel Effects on Contrails and Cruise Emissions (ACCESS-II) flight experiment in Palmdale, followed […]

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Three companies shortlisted to develop Canadian city’s MSW-to-fuel plant

Three companies shortlisted to develop Canadian city’s MSW-to-fuel plant

February 25, 2014 |

In Canada, Iris Solutions, Plenary Harvest Surrey and Urbaser S.A. have been shortlisted from an original group of 11 companies to invest in, build and operate the city of Surrey’s $60 million residential kitchen and yard waste into renewable fuel project. The fuel is destined to power the city’s garbage collection vehicles.

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DNV GL shows diversified market for alternative shipping fuels

DNV GL shows diversified market for alternative shipping fuels

January 29, 2014 |

In the UK, DNV GL has released a position paper on the future alternative fuel mix for global shipping. While LNG is expected to be an early success, the picture becomes more diversified with time, as more than 20 per cent of shipping could adopt hybrid propulsion solutions, featuring batteries or other energy storage technologies. […]

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Alberta could supply half of its fuel needs from biomass

Alberta could supply half of its fuel needs from biomass

August 19, 2013 |

In Canada, Alberta could produce half of its fuel needs from biomass resources, thanks to existing cereal and oilseed production as well as some forestry residue, poplar trees, and energy crops. Key will be drop-in fuels rather than biodiesel because of the need for fuels that can handle extreme cold. Using 5% of Canada’s arable […]

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Dutch consortium’s chemocatalysis research may drop waste-to-fuel costs

Dutch consortium’s chemocatalysis research may drop waste-to-fuel costs

August 15, 2013 |

In the Netherlands, CatchBio—a collaboration of 21 partners, including Dutch universities, research institutes and industries operating in the field of catalysis research—have released a video showing the chemocatalysis research they are developing to turn waste into biofuels. They claim they have developed a cheap and effective way to use catalysts for waste-to-biofuel production.

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